The Omnivore's Hundred - How adventurous an eater are you?

>> Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The blog Very Good Taste posted this list of 100 things that he felt every good omnivore should try at least once in his or her life a while back. It's a hodge-podge list of foods - some exotic, some common, some fine, some revolting. I'm not sure that I agree with all of his items as things that every good omnivore should try at least once, but it's an interesting list nonetheless. And, yes, there are at least a couple of items with the dreaded HFCS in it (and yes, sadly I've tried them).

Here's my list with the items I've tried in bold (and some of those I will not eat again!) and a few that I won't try crossed out. My husband is a much, much more adventurous eater than I, and his list would have more bold items than mine does. Take a look - how would you do with the list? I've included the original bloggy instructions with the list at the top of it if you want to keep the list going! (Thanks to Fake Food Free for her post that introduced me to the list.)

Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.
Bold all items you've eaten.
Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare I just can’t do raw meat.
5. Crocodile Well, not crocodile, but alligator. Does that count?
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper My tongue couldn’t take it!
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a big fat cigar I just can’t hack a cigar.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal I don’t think that my tongue could take extra-hot Indian curry.
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu Call me chicken…
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin This one confuses me. Kaolin as in dirt? Uh-uh. Not gonna happen.
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


Mark Salinas August 27, 2008 at 7:14 AM  

I will post it...very curious. Kind of fun! Yet some look a bit scary! Thanks!

fatfighter August 27, 2008 at 8:10 AM  

I am such a picky eater. My dad, however has probably tried everything on this list and much more!

Lori August 27, 2008 at 10:15 AM  

I'd say you've done pretty well!

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